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“Pretty Good Deal” 4 of 5 stars
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Downtown, Beachfront, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize (Formerly Lily's Hotel)   |  
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Ranked #41 of 55 hotels in San Pedro
Vancouver, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Pretty Good Deal”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

I stayed here for a couple nights and for a resort place like Ambergris Caye, this hotel offers a clean cozy place right on the beach at a good value. Service is pretty good and the mini fridge is nice to have. Little touches like shampoo, coffee, hair dryer, make this a good deal and the location is excellent. I would recommend this hotel.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Dora P, Owner at Tio Pil's Hotel, responded to this review, December 5, 2012
Thank you very much for your kind review, FreedomVoiceJ. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed staying at our inn and are even more pleased to know that you would recommend us! We love it when our guests enjoy our basic but clean rooms, friendly service, and stellar location! We hope you return soon.

-Dora
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

I stayed at Tio Pil's over Thanksgiving and had a great experience booking my room online with Tio Pil's. The hotel rooms need a little updating, but they were very clean and the location is great. It's right on the ocean with a wonderful view. It's very close to Front Street, and there is a restaurant downstairs, so at times you could hear music and people having a good time. Dora, Gustavo, Felipe, Felipa, were all beautiful people and very accommodating. This is a family owned and run business and they all go out of their way to make your stay a good experience. I enjoyed just sitting and talking with this family and they also had a lot of good suggestions for restaurants and things to do during my stay in San Pedro. Thank you all for helping to make my trip more enjoyable!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dora P, Owner at Tio Pil's Hotel, responded to this review, December 5, 2012
Judy S., we really really enjoyed having you here. You were such a pleasure to host. We definitely enjoyed talking and sharing experiences with you. We couldn't' have asked for a better guest. :) Thank you for writing us a review, we appreciate it wholeheartedly. We hope all is well with you and your dog, Emily! Happy holidays!

From: Dora, Fel, Gus and Felipa!
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Cuero
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

My son and I stayed here November 2012-I really loved this place, it has a awesome view of the water, and I so enjoyed watching the people walking by.
We ate at Lily's which is the restaurant right next door and they were really nice !
The owners are so super nice and I enjoyed visiting with them and they helped us out finding golf carts and where the fun places to go---Great place -not new and does need a little face-lift, but I will still there again--
Texas

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dora P, Owner at Tio Pil's Hotel, responded to this review, November 14, 2012
Texas, we really enjoyed having you both here, especially because of the great conversations we had. :) Thank you for your kind review! It's what keeps us motivated! We will be looking forward to having you here again, hopefully very soon.

All the best!

-Dora
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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8 hotel reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

This was a really good find in San Pedro - it was relatively cheap (compared to other places on Ambergris) and with friendly, helpful service. The rooms were comfortable, clean and had a great shower. The balcony with hammocks and seats overlooking the water was a lovely place to relax. It was in a great location - 10 minutes walk from the airport and near loads of dive shops and places to eat. Although breakfast isn't provided, there's coffee in the room and a fridge, and a great wee restaurant downstairs. The free water refills was a nice touch.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dora P, Owner at Tio Pil's Hotel, responded to this review, November 14, 2012
Thank you for taking the time out of your busy day to help us tell others about our little place on the beach. We enjoyed having you here and hope that you will be back to visit soon!

-Dora
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Norwalk, California
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

I was very satisfied with the cost and apperance of the hotel and room. Very clean and cost worthy for those on a budget. Great location in the heart of town. Restuarant downstairs and nearby shops and cantinas... Deffinately my next choice when heading to Isla Bonita...

Room Tip: WHY go to an island for a pool, the beautiful Warm Sea is there....
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dora P, Owner at Tio Pil's Hotel, responded to this review, November 11, 2012
We would like to thank you wholeheartedly for taking the time out to write us a review and sharing pictures of your island adventures. We are pleased to hear that you were completely satisfied with your stay at our hotel and that you'll be returning! We'll be waiting patiently.

-Dora
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

Rooms clean
A/C cold
Wonderful staff
Great location and room for the price
Flexible about check in and out times
Gave a discount for extended stay
Very knowledgable and helpful front desk lady
Enjoyed my stay

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dora P, Owner at Tio Pil's Hotel, responded to this review, November 11, 2012
Short and sweet. Thank you very much for your review. :) We're always happy to hear our guests enjoyed their stay. That's our ultimate aim. Simply put, we offer our guests a comfortable and affordable place to stay and use as a base for their island adventure. We hope you'll be back soon!

-Dora
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Birmingham, Alabama
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

This wasn't fancy, but we weren't looking for fancy - we just wanted a safe, affordable place that was in a good location and this was all of that. Plus, the service was excellent - they really care about your comfort. Xiomara was extremely friendly and helpful. If we go back, we would go back to Tio Pil's. The hammocks are number one!

Room Tip: It's worth the extra money to stay on the front side with the view and the hammocks!
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dora P, Owner at Tio Pil's Hotel, responded to this review, September 29, 2012
allwomack, thank you so much for taking the time to review us. We really appreciate it. Our rooms, although they are not fancy, offer the basics at the most competitive Beachfront Rates in downtown San Pedro. We are happy to know you enjoyed the excellent service, the hammocks and the location and are excited to hear that you will be back. We'll be waiting for you!

All the best,
-Dora
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Additional Information about Tio Pil's Hotel

Address: Downtown, Beachfront, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize (Formerly Lily's Hotel)
Location: Belize > Belize Cayes > Ambergris Caye > San Pedro
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
#3 Best Value Hotel in San Pedro
#34 On the Beach Hotel in San Pedro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our small family owned hotel is located in the heart of downtown San Pedro, Ambergris Caye and offers comfort, convenience and personal service with the most competitive beachfront rates on Ambergris Caye. Come enjoy the cool Belizean sea breeze as you relax on our hammocks and marvel at one of the most breathtaking views of the Caribbean Sea. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Lilys Hotel San Pedro
Tio Pil's Hotel Belize/San Pedro

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